Money stories we tell ourselves

“I’ve never been good with money.”

“I hate budgets.”

“I will never get a well-paid job”

“My business will never make a 6-figure income”

If you’ve ever heard these statements come out of your mouth—or even in your head—then you’re engaging in a damaging habit known as negative self-talk. By telling yourself these lies (and yes, they are lies) you’re reinforcing the beliefs that go along with them.

What you visualize and believe is what becomes true.

Tell yourself that you’re not good with money, and you won’t be. Believe that budgets are horrible chores to be reviled, and you’ll resist creating one. Convince yourself that you can’t save, and you won’t.

It’s not “the secret.” It’s a scientific fact. Known as a self-fulfilling prophecy, this kind of self-talk results in poor performance, simply because we act as if it’s already true.

If you tell yourself that you will never have a well-paid job, then you will NOT do the things that you need to do, to get a well-paid job (get qualified, believe in your worth, behave at the appropriate responsibility level). And likewise, if you tell yourself that your business won’t make a 6 figure income, then you won’t do the things you need to do, to make a 6-figure income (Such as; work to grow your mailing list, increase your client fees or build a brand worthy of a 6-figure income).

By contrast, if you act and think as if you already are a 6-figure earner, then you will approach your business quite differently. Or if you act like someone would act, who has a high paid job, then the way you show up at your current job will change. If you act like someone who can save money, you will save money.

In all of these cases, what you present to the world, will be quite different, and you will act in a way that is more likely to result in building your business to 6-figures, or getting the well-paid job, or saving the money for a house. And it all starts with the thoughts that we tell ourselves.

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